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Saints' Payton Following Parcells' Example


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While viewing pics from the Saints rookie mini-camp, I noticed their helmets were sans fleur-de-lis's and wondered if new coach Sean Payton was following Bill Parcells' example in making Cowboys' rookies "earn the star." Sure enough, pics from last year's rookie mini-camp show the rooks had logos on their lids.

Also liked Payton's response to Reggie Bush feeling a slight muscle strain in his first practice. The coach quipped that Reggie has had too many limo rides lately. :P

Two big thumbs up to Payton for setting a new tone for the Saints.

This year, S Roman Harper:

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Last year, S Josh Bullocks:

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OK, ran across this in a post-practice press conference:

Q: Is there a reason why no players have fleur-de-lis on their helmets this weekend?

A: "These guys coming in, a lot of them, we'd just assume put a nice piece of tape on their helmet and the name on the backs. We know who they are. We'll put on the fleur-de-lis when they get closer to making the team, maybe not just on the team, but we got to use them in the preseason. We'll see. Plus, it's easier on the equipment guys."

All photos ©Michael C. Hebert // neworleanssaints.com

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Don't most teams skip putting the logos on the helmets during mini camps? It just doesn't seem that out of the ordinary for the off-season.

Don't know about most teams, just comparing the Saints last year to this year.

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Don't most teams skip putting the logos on the helmets during mini camps? It just doesn't seem that out of the ordinary for the off-season.

Actually most teams tend to have the logos on the helmets from day one. I think that started in the early 90's. Before that the logos were only on the helmets during the season. At least from some of the pictures I've seen from NFL films that seems to be the case

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I bet the Browns doesn't do that, I could be wrong

No wonder they suck. They have no choice but to throw their crappy players out there and the.......

Forget it, I'm Retarded.

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